Art at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery

One of the great joys in my life is in sharing my art work with people. In the late 2000s, my work was shown at Gallery Saratoga, a wonderful co-op gallery that unfortunately closed its doors last year. In Sunnyvale, the Sunnyvale Art Gallery has been showcasing the work of local artists and has acted as a hub for artists, musicians, poets and creative people to meet and to be inspired. This gallery has been a treasure for the Sunnyvale community.

I’ve participated in several art exhibits in the Sunnyvale Art Gallery since it opened in 2010. In these shows, I’ve gotten a chance to meet and be friends with many local artists that I never knew. Being an artist is often a solitary pursuit, so it’s always good to find other artists that I can talk to who have the same interests. This June 2015, I’ll have some of my art exhibited at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery, along with a few other artists. Here is a youtube video of the art being exhibited.

One of the things that I enjoy about the Sunnyvale Art Gallery is the variety of things that it offers. There is a coffee shop that serves tasty sandwiches and drinks, and there is free wi-fi where you could look at your laptop or iphone. A thriving flower shop delivers flowers for every occasion. An art supply store has paints, brushes, canvas, paper and every material that an artist would want. And there are art classes in the mornings and afternoons.

A few months ago I attended an event by the Sunnyvale Movie Lovers Groups, where they showed “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town” at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery. I decided to drop by out of curiosity and because I’m a big Frank Capra fan. A small but enthusiastic group of people watched a nice fellow set up an old looking film and projector and we watched a Porky Pig short, a newsreel from 1949, then the featured movie. It was a fun experience. The Sunnyvale Movie Lovers Groups just recently formed and they hope that word-of-mouth will eventually attract movie lovers in the Sunnyvale area to their events.

At another part of the gallery, the biweekly Open Mic night crowd was enjoying the rappers, guitarists, poets, and singers who went up to the mic. I love the events at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery and hope more people come and enjoy the various events in the gallery.

Here are some youtube videos of past events at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery

Sweet HayaH perform at ‘The Canvas Open Mic 2nd Anniversary’ held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2012

April Chase performing Terrible Things for ‘Rise and Shine Presents: An Evening with the Dudes’ at Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2011

Gianfranco & Jessica perform at ‘The Canvas Open Mic 2nd Anniversary’ held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2012

Frankie Tan shares some original spoken word poems at the Canvas Open Mic 4 Year Anniversary held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2011 in Sunnyvale, CA.

CryWolffs performs a violin cover by OneRepublic called “Secrets” at the Canvas Open Mic held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery Cafe in 2011 in Sunnyvale, CA

Dave Strom narrates an excerpt from his original novel “The Comic Book Code” at the Canvas Open Mic held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery Café

Above As One perform b-boying at ‘The Canvas Open Mic 2nd Anniversary’ held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery in 2012

Cassandra Davies recites an original poem at The Sounds of Poetry: Artist Showcase held at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery

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About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He does a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippines Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since March 2013, he has also contributed cartoons to the Manila Mail, a Filipino American newspaper based in Washington D.C. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.
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One Response to Art at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery

  1. Angelo–Congratulations on your showing. I really enjoy reading about you and your art. The Sunnyvale Art Gallery looks like a happenin’ place. Wish I could have been there.

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